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For Wade, Chicago homecoming a 'special' moment

Dwyane Wade didn't just score 22 points Thursday night. He also took time to soak in his Chicago debut, which had fans cheering from start to finish.

Griffin shows off all the skills in Portland (0:53)
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Neil Paine

The Chris Paul Conundrum

Few point guards in NBA history have the résumé to go toe-to-toe with Chris Paul of the Los Angeles Clippers. So how can it be that he's never played in the conference finals?

Durant shoots away in empty gym and yells at himself (0:24)
Green, Durant visit the San Quentin Warriors (6:40)
Why the Warriors' best lineup struggled (1:34)
Westbrook doing it all without KD (0:53)
Is this another lost season for Anthony Davis? (2:00)
Billups agrees with Russell's comments about Kobe (1:08)
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Amazing NBA opener performances abound

Michael Jordan, LeBron James, Allen Iverson and Hakeem Olajuwon were among the many players whose performances were matched or bettered.

No Kobe, no problem (0:43)


Howard posts double-double in Hawks' win

Dwight Howard had a stellar debut with the Hawks, scoring 11 points and grabbing 19 rebounds in Atlanta's 114-99 win over the Wizards.


New team, newfound 3-point range

Dwyane Wade made just seven 3-pointers last season, but he had four Thursday night in his Bulls debut, including a clinching dagger late in the game against the Celtics.


Wade gets warm welcome in Bulls debut

Dwyane Wade received a nice ovation from the United Center crowd after being introduced before his first game as a member of the Bulls.


Blake Griffin rises up for huge block

The Clippers forward sent this Maurice Harkless shot into the third row.


Kevin Pelton @kpelton

Can we just sim ahead to a Blazers-Clippers playoff rematch? (Also I'm currently on pace to endorse 82 different Blazers playoff series.)

Crowder-Butler collision leads to scuffle

Tempers flared in the Celtics-Bulls game after Jae Crowder and Jimmy Butler collided. After the pushing and shoving ended, Butler, Crowder, Rajon Rondo and Isaiah Thomas all received technical fouls.


Wade leads Bulls to win over Celtics

In his first game with the Bulls, Dwyane Wade scored 22 points, including a game-clinching 3-pointer late in the fourth quarter to help Chicago to a 105-99 victory over the Celtics.


Fran Fraschilla @franfraschilla

NBA scout told me he saw Valpo's Alec Peters practice recently & and he essentially went through a whole practice without missing a shot.

ESPN @espn

"They told me I ain't have no drive! I'm out here." Just Kevin Durant yelling at himself during his workout: es.pn/2e2HpBG

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Interesting night for an ex-Knick: Tim Hardaway Jr., who was traded for Jerian Grant, has 21 points in 23 minutes for Atlanta tonight. Grant was subsequently dealt to Chicago in the Derrick Rose trade. They say it's unfair to judge moves in a vacuum but if Hardaway continues to play well, history may not look kindly on that Phil Jackson trade.